Welcome to the SOS: Support Public Broadcasting website.

The “SOS: Support Public Broadcasting” Coalition is a membership-based coalition representing unions, NGOs, CBOs, community media, independent film and TV production sector organisations; academics, freedom of expression activists and concerned individuals.

The vision of the SOS Coalition is to create a public broadcasting system dedicated to the broadcasting of quality, diverse, citizen-orientated public programming committed to deepening South Africa’s Constitution.

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Latest items

Media Monitoring Africa, SOS: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition join Caxton in Action on SABC &

Date submitted: 2 March 2015

It is our shared view that in terms of Section 12 of the Competition Act, the deal entered into between the SABC and Multichoice, in which ...Read more

SASFED Supports our court bid to prevent the Minister playing a role in executive appointments

Date submitted: 20 February 2015

Our friends at the South African Screen Federation (SASFED) support the interventions taken by the SOS Coalition against the Minister of ...Read more

Cellphone Signal Scrambling Device in Parliament a Disgrace

Date submitted: 13 February 2015
Cellphone Signal Scrambling Device in Parliament a Disgrace

We needn’t overstate how this was a direct affront on the hard-won constitutional freedoms of expression and information enshrined in the Bill ...Read more

Letter to Minister of Communications: On Why South Africa Needs Conditional Access

Date submitted: 26 January 2015
Letter to Minister of Communications: On Why South Africa Needs Conditional Access

We do not need to belabour the urgency with which the broadcasting digital migration project must be launched and concluded. With the June ITU ...Read more

Liars Never Prosper

Date submitted: 17 December 2014
Liars Never Prosper

Pleased as we are to see her exit from our public broadcaster, we are, nevertheless, dismayed and saddened that she chose to drag this matter ...Read more